Baptismal Font

Commentary on the Anglican Office of Baptism

Today’s free book is Rev Henry Wall Periera’s detailed Commentary on the Office for the Ministration of Holy Baptism. This public domain title was digitised from the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library.

Henry Wall Pereira [1837-1899], A Commentary on the Office for the Ministration of Holy Baptism Illustrated from Holy Scripture, Ancient Liturgies, and the Writings of the Church Fathers, Doctors, and Divines. London: Rivingtons, 1884. Hbk. pp.356. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I
    1. Man’s Creation and Fall
    2. The Resoration of Humanity
    3. Re-creation of Man’s Nature in Christ
    4. The Sanctification of Humanity through the Manhood of Christ
    5. The Employment of Outward Means a General Law of the Divine Economy
    6. General Doctrine of the Sacraments
    7. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
  • Part II
    • “The Ministration of the Public Baptism of Infants”
  • Part III
    1. Dignity and Privileges of Holy Baptism
    2. Responsibilities of the Baptism
    3. Consolations of Holy Baptism
    4. Cautions and Warnings
    5. Bearing the Cross
    6. The Christian Life a Warfare
    7. The Life of the Baptised a Life of Progress
    8. Commenoration of the Day of Baptism
    9. The Baptised Christian’s Rule of Life
    10. The Divine Exemplar
    11. Dependence on Divine Grace
    12. The Baptised Christian’s Vision of the Future
  • Part IV: Select Meditations and Prayer
    1. From Ancient Sources
    2. From Modern Sources
  • Part V: Appendix
    1. On Sin after Baptism
    2. Popular Unbelief on the Subject of Regeneratiion in Holy Baptism
    3. The Hypothetical Interpretation of the Church’s Language inadmissible
    4. Regeneration and Conversion confounded
    5. Canon XXX. On the use of the Cross in Baptism
    6. Notes

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